When Life Doesn’t Turn Out As Planned

I am a wife, mother, stepmother, sister, friend among other things. I assure you I did not plan on being married three times, having three children a decade apart from each marriage, including a five-year-old at age 50. I assure you that it was not a part of “my plan” to marry a man with[…]

The Unexpected Bond Between Mothers In A Blended Family

This morning I wrote a text that read, “You were right!” No introduction, no explanation, no backstory. The response I received back was a smiley face emoticon and then, “Proud of him.” “Him” is my stepson, and the text I sent was to his mother. This simple exchange demonstrates how far she and I have[…]